Mara Research

Welcome to the Mara Research Group!

Mara research group 2018

Justin Chen, Julia Hoffmann, Kevin Schmalbach, Youxing Chen, Nathan Mara

Our team’s research currently centers around three main thrusts:

  • Interface-dominant mechanical behavior of materials
  • Materials for service under extreme conditions
  • Design of novel nanomechanical test strategies

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In the News

November 2018:  Mara, Cheng, Schmalbach, and Hoffman join the inaugural UMN Bladesmithing Team with Nathan Clough and Craig Johnson of Arms and Armor (Minneapolis) as collaborators/mentors, and Mara as faculty mentor.

August 2018:  Mara delivers invited talk at the Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting in Baltimore.